The Friends of the Wardsboro Library, Inc. is an all-volunteer support organization for the public library in Wardsboro, Vermont.

The Friends group is a nonprofit corporation that owns the town's library building. It's called the Gloria Danforth Memorial Building. The organization was established in 1999 and has been one of the most successful fundraising organizations in the area. Therefore, our efforts and the generosity of many donors and sponsors are what keeps the library doors open for every resident of Wardsboro and the neighboring towns.

Come to a Friends meeting at the Library, the first Wednesday of  the month at 7 PM - all are welcome. Volunteer at one of the Friends events. Our 2017 calendar of fundraising events is posted here. Not to be missed - the annual Gilfeather Turnip Festival every October in Wardsboro, sponsored by the Friends.

170 Main Street, Wardsboro, VT 05355
PO Box 137
802 896 3416           


Looking for a copy of this book? "Wardsboro, VT - Exposing the Past" A 125-page photo book of historic images of the town and surrounding landscape designed, complied and edited by Dan Hescock and by Bob LeBlond with text by Wardsboro author Amy Kleppner.

Soft-cover. $20, plus shipping. On sale at the Library or order by email.

The DONATE button above takes you to our safe and secure PayPal account. CLICK HERE for more details about donations.

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October 28 Saturday  - 10 am to 3 pm - Rain, snow, or shine

Gilfeather  Turnip Fest

Meet our Vendors!

Enter the Gilfeather Turnip Contest - deadline is Noon on Oct 28, enter at Town Hall, Second Floor


Largest grown in Wardsboro, Largest grown outside of Wardsboro, Best turnip name, Best strange and/or funny turnip and Grand Champion - largest turnip entry determined by total weight with greens. All kids under 12 will receive honorable mention ribbon.


River Valley Credit Union, VT Agency of Agriculture, Dutton Farm Stand, The Richards Group, Brattleboro Subaru,
and Betsy Wadsworth at Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

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State Vegetable "flower-pot" Mug Now On Sale

Ceramic, not plastic. Get one at the Wardsboro Public Library. $10.

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Turnip Contest WINNERS 2016

Grand Champion
Braiden Pearson of Wardsboro - 2nd year in a row!

Best Name - Charles Wandrei of Pittsfield  MA

Largest  Grown in Wardsboro - Darryl Larson and Darlene Rutnik

Largest Grown Outside Wardsboro
Charles Wandrei of Pittsfield  MA

Best Strange & Funny Turnip
 - Erin Morita of W.Roxbury MA

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